A six-week old baby is fighting for his life in a Glasgow hospital following a dog attack in Hawick yesterday (Thursday).

Emergency services were called to a house in Burnfoot just after 4.30pm following reports of a baby being attacked.

The child was rushed to Borders General Hospital before being flown by trauma team to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow.

Police have remained at the scene.

A police spokesman said: "About 4.35pm on Thursday emergency services were called to an address in Hawick after a report of a baby being attacked by a dog.

"A baby boy has been taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

"Officers remain in attendance and inquiries are ongoing."

The dog has since been destroyed.